[Git][NTPsec/ntpsec][master] Deleted 1 commit: Change Python required version to 2.6.

Eric S. Raymond gitlab at mg.gitlab.com
Thu Aug 18 14:41:47 UTC 2016

Eric S. Raymond pushed to branch master at NTPsec / ntpsec

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1cf882ec by Eric S. Raymond at 2016-08-18T10:40:10-04:00
Change Python required version to 2.6.

This should cover RHEL6, which is running 2.6.6.  That seems to be the
oldest Python version still in production in August 2016.

- - - - -

2 changed files:

- devel/hacking.txt


@@ -10,9 +10,10 @@ or a BSD-like pair of ntp_gettime(2)/ntp_adjtime(2) calls.
 There are some prerequisites.  Libraries need the library installed
 to run and in addition, the development headers installed to build.
-Python 2.x, x >= 5::
-   Required to build.  May be needed by some utilities.  Note, we don't
-   play well with Python 3 yet.
+Python 2.x, x >= 6, or Python 3.x >= 2::
+   Required to build, and for various scripts such as ntpviz.  Our
+   Python code has been written polyglot to also run with production
+   versions of Python 3.
    Required to build.

--- a/devel/hacking.txt
+++ b/devel/hacking.txt
@@ -258,7 +258,7 @@ The file "dot.emacs" has the emacs C-mode indentation style that Dave likes.
 === Other languages ===
 The only scripting languages allowed and supported are POSIX sh and
-Python 2.5 or later. If you find code in the
+Python 2.6 or later. If you find code in the
 distribution that is in a scripting language and not one of these,
 you would be doing us a favor by translating it into Python or sh.

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